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July 6, 2014 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Forget your magic eight balls, your I-Chings, your tarot cards, and your oblique strategies: Augur is an iPhone app that predicts the future by using the communal (sub? super?)conscious that is Twitter. [via mefi projects]
posted by Going To Maine (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Doesn't seem to be working. I should have trusted the fortune cookie that said not to make an impulsive financial decision.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 10:46 AM on July 6, 2014

Hm, from the web demo:
"Be careful of vampire bats. They're so poisonous that you'll die instantly."
posted by isthmus at 11:04 AM on July 6, 2014

Android version or gtfo
posted by dno at 11:48 AM on July 6, 2014 [7 favorites]

I don't deny that this is a cute idea, but it's effectively a link behind a non-negotiable paywall. That seems outside the norm for MeFi.
posted by donnagirl at 1:11 PM on July 6, 2014 [4 favorites]

Oh man, anyone remember Blue Mountain eCards? They had this I-Ching oracle card that you could send over and over to get a different reading for you and your friends. I spent so much time posting the results I got to Livejournal and Xanga. Augur will be a great new toy with which to annoy all my coworkers. :D
posted by Hermione Granger at 2:51 PM on July 6, 2014

I'm dumb I guess; I didn't realize I needed to be on Twitter myself to use the app.
posted by wittgenstein at 7:26 PM on July 6, 2014

I just downloaded it, tried to authorise it, and it just leaves me at the Google home page??
posted by The Salaryman at 5:35 AM on July 8, 2014

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